National average of diesel at the pump up 2.5 cents

By Kimberely Lennard, Land Line staff writer | Monday, January 28, 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the national average price of diesel at $3.927, an increase of 2.5 cents over this past Monday and 7.7 cents above the same week last year.

The Rocky Mountain region was hit with an increase of 5.8 cents, but has the lowest prices nationwide and is the only region seeing a decrease in prices from a year ago, at 8 cents. The New England region saw the highest prices at $4.181.

The price of diesel as reported by EIA for each region is as follows:

  • U.S. – $3.927, up 2.5 cents
  • East Coast – $4.023, up 2.3 cents
  • New England – $4.181, up 2.3 cents
  • Central Atlantic – $4.106, up 1.7 cents
  • Lower Atlantic – $3.931, up 2.7 cents
  • Midwest – $3.866, up 2.1 cents
  • Gulf Coast – $3.845, up 1.4 cents
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.736, up 5.8 cents
  • West Coast – $4.049, up 4.5 cents
  • West Coast less California – $3.946, up 3.5 cents
  • California – $4.137, up 5.5 cents


ProMiles, which surveys diesel prices daily at 9,400 truck stops, reported diesel averages at $3.904, down one-tenth cent overnight, with Oregon seeing a drop of 4.2 cents. The national price is 2.8 cents above the previous Tuesday’s average of $3.876.

In separate energy news, midday trading in New York showed light sweet crude oil prices at $96.18, up 30 cents from Friday and 5 cents above Tuesday. Light sweet crude is the type most commonly associated with diesel production.

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